My German Flatback with the top off!

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by GregT, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. GregT


    Jan 29, 2012
    Southwest Missouri
    I drove up to Springfield today and stopped in to visit Homer. I guess you could say he flipped his lid! After almost a hundred years and many poorly done repairs, he is finally getting some much needed attention. Completion is still several months out. I believe this is about as serious as it gets for a stand-up bass, short of
    a full restoration! Posting this just for anyone interested.
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  2. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    Good luck. There is a lot of history there.
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  3. GregT


    Jan 29, 2012
    Southwest Missouri
    You can see the top didn't come off too well because when it was removed somewhere in its past, they used the wrong glue. The guy doing it now went to a The Chicago School of Violin Making. I have absolute confidence in him.
  4. WOW! Thanks for sharing.
  5. Artybass


    Oct 22, 2017
    How is your bass coming ....
    Any more pics?
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  6. GregT


    Jan 29, 2012
    Southwest Missouri
    The top is back on now and there is still some work to be done. It looks like he might have found a girlfriend.....
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